LCol Richard Blair “Dick” Rogers, OMM, CD (Ret’d)

    • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Blair “Dick” Rogers, OMM, CD (Ret’d)
    • RCAF EIIR Badge

    We regret to advice of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Blair “Dick” Rogers, OMM, CD (Ret’d) at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton, NB on 24 September 2016 at the age of 77 years. Dick served 37 years in the Canadian Forces. Born in Woodstock, NB, he attended school in Woodstock until graduating from high school in 1956. He then attended Acadia University from 1956 to 1959, and University of New Brunswick from 1959 to 1960.

    Dick initially joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1957 and trained in Chilliwack, BC before transferring to the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in Shilo, MB where he was commissioned as an officer in 1960. After serving as a gunner, he made another transfer and then served 19 years as a pilot. During his long career he served in a multitude of locations including two tours in Germany and his final tour in the Netherlands.

    In retirement, Dick was a Village Councillor in New Maryland, NB from 1998 to 2001. He started the Village Emergency Response Program and wrote the Village’s Emergency Response Plan. He was also instrumental in getting the cannon for Victoria Hall and was to speak at the ribbon cutting in a couple of weeks.

    Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton on 27 September 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, 28 September at 3. Interment will be in the Field of Honour at Forest Hill Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Fredericton Food Bank or charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through  {khSep2016}